Cave Rock State Park boaters and visitors should be aware of roadway improvements that the Nevada Department of Transportation will be making on U.S. 50 near Cave Rock.
NDOT will be extending the westbound, lakeside Cave Rock tunnel entrance. The new approximately 60-foot long and 27-foot tall structure will extend the existing tunnel to enhance safety by catching rock fall before it reaches the roadway. Westbound and Eastbound U.S. 50 lanes and the roadway median between Cave Rock and the Cave Rock State Park boat launch entrance will also be paved, and other improvements made.
During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the eastbound Cave Rock tunnel, with reduced speed limits and some limited travel delays to be expected. Left turns into and out of Cave Rock State Park may at times be limited due to construction.
Project construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 and continue through fall of 2016.